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Riley leads Bears to winning year

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The fact most of today’s coaches were yesterday’s players is a beautiful aspect of coaching. Once, they were students of game, sweating it out in long practices and giving their coach all they had. While coaching is rewarding no matter what level, coaching where Tom Riley works affords him the…

Knights take duels

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North Lincoln’s wrestling team chalked up three more victories at the North Lincoln Duals this week. The Knights beat West Caldwell 42-28, Lincolnton 52-30 and Hibriten 45-36. Hanks, Licourt, Smith, the Wallace brothers and Mintun each went 3-0. Fincham went 2-0. Saunders went 2-1. Ashe, Goodson and Frady recorded one…

Continuing the quest?

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Representing His Place

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Sports Roundup

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Rebels begin with win The West Lincoln Rebels won their season opener versus Maiden, beating the Blue Devils 56-45 without their top two returning scorers. Daniel Payseur paced the Rebels with 16 points, while Ben Poole contributed 13 to the win. Rebels’ head coach Chad Wright felt his team was…

West rebounds from loss

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The West Lincoln Rebel’s 2005-2006 wrestling season began last Tuesday night at Freedom High School with a disappointing loss to the Patriots in a tie match. The Patriots took the early lead when Yue Her, 112 lbs., defeated Travis Hullette with a score of 13-4. The Rebels were quick to…

Mustangs reflect on turnaround year

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Head coach Mike Byus had one simple message for his Mustangs following their 42-20 loss at hands of Forest Hills. ‘Next time you don’t feel like getting up under that squat bar, remember how this feels. The next time your teammate next to you is goofing off, remember this,” Byus…

Wolves focused on Warhorses

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Two running backs, both of them sophomores, with the last name Wilson will take the field at Lincolnton Memorial Stadium Friday night. But they’ll be on opposite sides and, while they share the same last name, that’s where comparisons end. Sophomore Deion Wilson (6’0” 180) is the featured back for…

Team Effort

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Popple caps career as state runner-up

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